The Kentucky Enquirer publishes free obituaries of residents in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton counties. Funeral homes may call (859) 578-5555 Monday through Friday; (513) 768-8600 Saturdays and Sundays. Some information may be omitted from obituaries to ensure that the most notices can be published.
Irene L. Klug
UNION - Irene L. Finke Klug, 91, a homemaker, died Tuesday at St. Charles Care Center in Covington.
Her husband Raymond, and sons Ronald and Steve preceded her in death.
Among the survivors are four daughters, Janet Blank, Nancy Deglow, Karen Riegler and Cindy Heineke; and three sons, Jerald, Kenneth, and Timothy.
Visitation will be 9-10:15 a.m. Friday at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home in Covington. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Church in Covington. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.
Memorials: Diocesan Pro-Life Commission Catholic Center, P.O. Box 18548, Erlanger, KY 41018-0548.
Wilma E. Hatton
WALTON - Wilma E. Hatton, 78, a homemaker, died Tuesday at her home.
Among the survivors are four sons, Donald Tomlin, Randall Tomlin, Warren "Chubby" Wasson Jr., and Michael Hatton of Walton, and three daughters, Vicki Jenkins, Melody Wasson and Sheri Wasson.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today and service 10 a.m. Friday at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Covington. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger.
Leonard S. Vaughan
PARK HILLS - Leonard S. Vaughan, 92, former owner of the Able Driving School in Covington, died Friday at Clermont Nursing & Convalescent Center in Milford.
His wife Mary Louise Vaughan died in 2002.
Among the survivors are a daughter, Ann Vaughan; and a son, John.
Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 5433 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill. Mr. Vaughan's body was cremated. Linnemann Funeral Homes handling arrangements.
Emma L. Connelly
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - Emma L. Connelly, 81, a retired housekeeper for Lakeside Place Nursing Home in Highland Heights (now Northern Kentucky Care & Rehabilitation Center), died Tuesday at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy Rawe and Patricia Kemper; and three sons, James, Terry and Thomas.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. and service 11 a.m. today at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home in Highland Heights. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Verna Mae Chaffin
NEWPORT - Verna Mae Chaffin, 49, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.
Among the survivors are her daughter, Lisa Ann Chaffin; and two sons, James and Herbert.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today and service 10 a.m. Friday at House of Deliverance Church, 626 Washington St., Newport. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Homes handling arrangements.
Virginia E. Obel
NEWPORT - Virginia Ellen Obel, 79, formerly of Taylor Mill, a homemaker, and a Sunday school teacher and choir member at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, died Monday at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport.
Her husband John William "Bill" Obel died in 1991.
She is survived by a daughter, Billie Jeanne Obel; and two sons, David and Mike.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today and service 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Latonia Lakes. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. A.C. Dobbling & Son Funeral Homes handling arrangements.
Memorials: Lighthouse Ministry, care of Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 6036 Club House Drive, Latonia Lakes, KY 41015.
SILVER GROVE - Judith Ann McCormick, 57, an employee at Wal-Mart in Alexandria, and an employee for the Internal Revenue Service for 38 years, died Monday at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Covington.
Among the survivors are two daughters, Kristina Marie McCormick and Ardena McCormick.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today and service 11 a.m. Friday at Cooper Funeral Home in Grants Lick. Burial will be in Persimmon Grove Cemetery, Persimmon Grove, Ky.
Oliver Cox Jr.
COVINGTON - Oliver Cox Jr., 78, a retired lathe operator and a World War II Navy veteran, died Monday at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Covington.
Among the survivors are his wife, Hazel; a daughter, Deborah Kelley; and a son, Stephen.
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. and service 2 p.m. today at Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home in Covington. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.
Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice Program, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, KY 41014-9988.
Rita M. Held
COVINGTON - Rita M. Held, 85, a homemaker, and member of St. Augustine Church in Covington, died Saturday at St. Charles Care Center in Covington.
Her husband, William, died in 2000.
Among the survivors are her stepson, William J. Held, and a sister, Henrietta Schneider.
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. today at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home in Covington. Mass of Christian burial will be 11:30 a.m. today at St. Augustine Church in Covington. Burial will be in St. Joseph Old Cemetery in Price Hill.
Memorials: Northern Kentucky Right To Life, P.O. Box 1202, Covington, KY 41012.
EDGEWOOD - Fermin "Pee Wee" Begnoche, 79, a self-employed contractor for more than 30 years who owned B.J. Construction Co. in Edgewood, a World War II Army veteran, and member of St. Pius X Church in Edgewood, died Monday at Villaspring of Erlanger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center.
His wife, Claire, died in 1991.
Surviving are three daughters, Candice Trenkamp, Wendy Matthews and Laura Volz; and six sons, Brian, Timothy, Buddy, Robert, Donald and David.
Visitation will be 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Church in Edgewood. Entombment will be in Mother of God Cemetery Mausoleum in Fort Wright.
Memorials: American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039.
ELSMERE - Catherine Marie Carroll, 78, formerly of Union, a legal secretary, and member of Florence United Methodist Church, died Monday at Woodcrest Manor in Elsmere.
Among the survivors are a sister, Bertha Mae Black; and a brother, Robert Carroll.
Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m. and service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home in Florence. Burial will be in Hughes Chapel Cemetery in Union.
Memorials can be made to a charity of one's choice.
Darrell E. Jansen
ERLANGER - Darrell Edward Jansen, 47, a computer programmer for Great American Insurance Co. in Cincinnati, died Thursday at University Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.
Surviving is a cousin, Jeff Lowe.
No public service planned. A.C. Dobbling & Son Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Aniela T. Collins
VILLA HILLS - Aniela T. Collins, 77, formerly of Dayton, Ky., a homemaker, a member of St. Bernard Church in Dayton, and member of the American Polish Association in Cincinnati, died Monday at Villaspring of Erlanger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Her husband Harry K. Collins died in 1978.
Among the survivors are her son, Harry T. Collins; and a daughter, Rosemarie Mullins.
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. and service 2 p.m. today at A.C. Dobbling & Son Funeral Home in Bellevue. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.
Memorials: Hospice of Northern Kentucky, 1403 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.
VILLA HILLS - Frances Hazel Trame Kruse, 88, a homemaker, a former volunteer at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas, and a member of the altar society at the former St. Vincent DePaul Church in Newport, died Friday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.
Her first husband Elmer "Bud" Connett died in 1962; and her second husband, Harold Edward Kruse died in 1983.
Among the survivors are a stepson, Tim Kruse Sr.; and a sister-in-law, June Trame.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. and Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m. today at Madonna Manor Chapel in Villa Hills. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Homes handling arrangements.
Memorials: Madonna Manor, 2344 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.
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